Noah's Ark of Central Florida

Empowering people who have developmental disabilities to live, laugh and love

Category Archives: Our Families

David’s Story

I would like to tell you a story of an incredible young man and an equally incredible place. The young man’s name is David. He was born prematurely on May 10, 1982 and the incredible fact about him is he was not expected to survive through the night. David was born with Vaters Syndrome, a… Continue Reading

Alicia’s Journey…

Alicia’s journey. As Alicia progressed through childhood, we started to realize that she had difficulties with certain things. We went through numerous doctors and different medications before finally coming to a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome. While she was very high functioning, we always wondered if she would be able to live on her own. We… Continue Reading

Cody’s Story…

An inspirational note to share…. I was so afraid leaving Cody at Noah’s Landing to start his new life. So many uncertainties. So many fears. So many crazy emotions. I’ve always been his go to, his rock, his everything. And now… he’s braving his new life without us.  I often wonder (still) if he will… Continue Reading

Laura’s Journey…

Everything changed when Laura was 9 months old with fever of 106….bacterial H-Flu meningitis, intensive care, seizures for 48 hours, and 3 week hospitalization. In 1983 the HIB vaccine that PREVENTS this horrific illness was given at 3 years of age. This miracle vaccine is now given at 2-3 months of age. This began the… Continue Reading

Jimmy’s Journey…

Jimmy’s Journey to the Landings began about 15 years ago at a fundraiser at Lakeland Linder Airport.  I was very excited about long term plans, because I know I won’t live forever, and I did want Jimmy to be as independent as possible.  It seemed like a great group, but living an hour away it… Continue Reading

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